The amount of data traffic carried over mobile networks will continue to grow exponentially for many years to come. To meet these traffic demands on the network, mobile operators need to maximize the use of available spectrum in their LTE radio access networks. While licensed spectrum remains critical to mobile operators' ability to deliver advanced services and user experience, the opportunistic use of unlicensed spectrum is becoming increasingly important to meet growing mobile traffic demand.
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2020 CommunicAsia Awards - Best RAN Technology Shortlist
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The new SD-RAN project is backed by a consortium of leading operators and aligned technology companies and organizations that together are committed to creating a truly open RAN ecosystem.
On-demand Webinar: Is Open RAN Key to the 5G Future?
Looking ahead, experts will discuss the opportunities associated with open RAN ecosystem development as well as potential challenges that could arise as the technology set matures.
Who Disaggregated My RAN? Part 10: Open and Private at Once: Open RAN Solutions for Private Networks
As 3GPP defines it, non-public networks are for the exclusive use of a private entity deployed as a standalone network or hosted by an operator or it may be just a slice of an operator’s network.
Who Disaggregated My RAN? Part 9: Slice and Serve: Network Slicing in Action
The concept of a slice applies not just to the network, but to the user device or terminal as well. A 5G terminal can support multiple slices simultaneously.
Who Disaggregated My RAN? Part 8: Orchestrating the Open RAN Symphony
Orchestration, or service management and orchestration (SMO), has been used in the enterprise world for some time to manage a number of virtual machines
Who Disaggregated My RAN? Part 7: Virtualized RAN: Closer than You Think
Virtualization is used to mean a VNF (Virtualized Network Function) or a CNF (Cloud-native Network Function). What are these VNFs and CNFs? Let’s dig into this topic further.
Who Disaggregated My RAN? Part 6: Open RAN: Achieving On-par Field Performance
In this latest entry to our series, we’ll take a look at how disaggregated solutions compare in terms of benchmarking performance.
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Who Disaggregated My RAN? Part 4: Open RAN - Disaggregated and Smart
This new open Radio Access Network for 5G networks must not only be disaggregated to enable a multi-vendor ecosystem; it must also be smart.
Open RAN Policy Coalition Welcomes Fourteen New Members
Members of the Open RAN Policy Coalition support policies that promote the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the Radio Access Network (RAN).
Who Disaggregated My RAN? Part 3: Open RAN and Fronthaul: The Last Mile
Disaggregation of the RAN has opened up a number of new and exciting opportunities for a larger ecosystem to grow and thrive. But nowhere has the momentum been felt more than in the last mile.
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Who Disaggregated My RAN? Part 1: How it all falls in place
While much of the network has already benefited from a wave of disaggregation and virtualization in support of 4G/LTE, the RAN remains the last piece of the network to be disaggregated.